You may recall that in February of 2012 Dale and I bought a new car. We bought a Subaru Outback and named her Ruby. It’s the first time I have ever named a car but we came up with it together and it just stuck. Remember this?
Ruby was my car and Dale drove a big ass Chevy Suburban. Then last November the transmission on the Suburban went south and since then Dale has been driving around in my little Jeep Wrangler. Now, the Jeep is a great car for tooling around town in the summer with the top down. But for commuting? Not so much. The gas mileage kinda sucks and it doesn’t have real doors so it can’t be secured and, well, god bless Dale for putting up with it for all these months.
Last Monday we added to our family by purchasing a Subaru Crosstrek for me. Her name is Mini Pearl. Mini because she’s small and Pearl because she’s white and it fits with the whole gemstone thing we have going. And of course there’s the Minnie Pearl thing, too. (I had to explain to Hannah just who Minnie Pearl was. Sigh.)
Dale took that picture of Mini Pearl and I in our driveway when I brought the car home and when I looked at it I couldn’t help but think about how I looked in the picture with Ruby. So I made a mini-mosaic for a side-by-side comparison.
Would you look at that. My car shrunk and so did I.